Courses Offered

APAM 1117 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies: A Comparative and Global Perspective

4 semester hours
An introductory course which surveys the cultures and histories of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Interaction among various Asian Pacific American communities also will be discussed.

APAM 1118 United States and the Pacific World

4 semester hours
This class surveys the ways in which U.S. interchanges with Asia and the Pacific Islands have transformed cultural, political, ideological, and socioeconomic developments on both sides of the Pacific from the earliest contact to the twenty-first century within global and comparative frameworks.

APAM 1998 Special Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 1999 Independent Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 2371 Asian Pacific American Literature

4 semester hours
A survey of Asian Pacific American writers and their literature, using critical analysis of autobiographies, short stories, novels, poetry, essays, and films.

APAM 2417 Contemporary Issues of Asian Pacific Americans

4 semester hours
Topical studies of timely and pertinent contemporary interest involving Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

APAM 2998 Special Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 2999 Independent Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 3998 Special Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 3999 Independent Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 4178 Asians in America: From the "Yellow Peril" to the "Model Minority"

4 semester hours
This class traces the many-faceted histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from cross-cultural and transitional perspectives, beginning with the earliest immigration to the present era.

APAM 4188 Imagining Asian Pacific America

4 semester hours
Using interdisciplinary approaches and cross-cultural perspectives, this class explores the ways in which certain Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been portrayed and, in turn, have portrayed themselves in the visual culture throughout historical time and place.

APAM 4235 Asian Pacific American Women's Experience

4 semester hours
An interdisciplinary and comparative examination of the histories and experiences of Asian Pacific American women. Topics include social and economic inequality, literary and cultural representation as well as political and community activism.

APAM 4327 Asian American Psychology

4 semester hours
Coverage of major psychological issues relevant to Asian American personality, identity, and mental health, including acculturation, the creation of stereotypes, and intergenerational conflict.

APAM 4337 Asian Pacific Americans and the American Law

4 semester hours
An examination of constitutional, immigration, and civil rights laws and their impact on the Asian Pacific American experience. Discussions may include analysis of historical court cases and legislation pertaining to citizenship, exclusion, and World War II internment as well as the study of contemporary legal issues in Asian Pacific American communities.

APAM 4350 Immigration and Los Angeles

4 semester hours
An interdisciplinary and comparative examination of the historical role of immigration and migration in shaping the Los Angeles region as well as the social, political, economic, and cultural impact of immigration in contemporary Los Angeles.

APAM 4450 Specific Ethnic Focus Seminars

4 semester hours
An in-depth examination of the experience of a single Asian Pacific American subgroup. Populations covered will vary.

APAM 4451 The Multi-Racial American Experience

4 semester hours
This course engages in an interdisciplinary examination of the identity development of persons of mixed race ancestry in the United States through which students derive a critical understanding of race, ethnicity, and culture, while developing a deeper appreciation for ethnic, class, gender, generational, and racial diversity.

APAM 4453 Filipino American Experience

4 semester hours
Comprehensive introduction to the Filipino American experience. Historical analysis of U.S. colonialism and the experiences of Filipino Americans as "American Nationals." Review of contemporary issues such as immigration patterns, community formation, and family dynamics. In-depth study of Filipino American communities in Los Angeles and Southern California.

APAM 4457 Vietnamese American Experience

4 semester hours
Comprehensive introduction to the Vietnamese American experience. Review of Southeast Asian politics during the Cold War with emphasis on U.S. policies in Vietnam. Review of contemporary issues in the Vietnamese American community, including economic integration, political mobilization, and community and family dynamics. In-depth study of the social and cultural lives of Vietnamese Americans in Los Angeles and California.

APAM 4459 Pacific Islander American Experience

4 semester hours
Comprehensive study of the Pacific Islander American experience, including the histories and cultures of Pacific Islanders and contemporary issues facing the Pacific Islander American communities.

APAM 4998 Special Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 4999 Independent Studies

1 TO 4 semester hours

APAM 5000 Capstone Course

4 semester hours
This course will provide APAM minors with the opportunity to work on an individualized research project under the direction of a faculty member.

 


























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